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BAFANA BAFANA LAND VITAL WIN OVER GHANA TO STEER WORLD CUP QUALIFYING QUEST ON TRACK


BAFANA BAFANA LAND VITAL WIN OVER GHANA TO STEER WORLD CUP QUALIFYING QUEST ON TRACK

Bongokuhle Hlongwane
BONGOKUHLE Hlongwane scored in the final minutes to give Bafana Bafana an all-important 1-0 victory against Ghana in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium on Monday.
The win sees Bafana Bafana (four points) take first place in Group G, with Ghana (three points) moving to second place.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe faced off against each other last night.
Only top spot in each of the groups will progress to the next round of qualification, and while Bafana still have four fixtures to go, they are well-placed early on in their campaign following this result.
After returning to South African shores over the weekend following a disappointing goalless draw away to Zimbabwe, head coach Hugo Broos tweaked his team for the mighty Black Stars.
Youngsters Ethan Brooks (20) and Hlongwane (21) were given a starting berth as Gift Links and Luther Singh were shifted to the substitutes’ bench.
The Ghanaians arrived in Johannesburg with a slender 1-0 victory against a spirited Ethiopian outfit and were determined to depart South Africa with points in the bag.
Bafana will now continue their quest for a spot at the 2022 World Cup next month with home and away matches against Ethiopia.
Only the 10 group (A-J) winners will advance to the final round of qualification for Qatar 2022.
They will then go into a draw and face each other to decide the final five nations representing Africa on the global stage.
Next year’s World Cup, the first time hosted in the Middle East, is expected to take place from November 21 – December 18.. – SPORT24.

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